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Forbes Top 25

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Institutional Characteristics

The following table compares the basic academic information between Forbes Top 25. By school type, there are 1 public and 24 private schools in Forbes Top 25. By school level, all 25 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
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Academic Comparison - Forbes Top 25
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Williams CollegeWilliamstown, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
2 Stanford UniversityStanford, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
3 Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmore, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
4 Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
5 Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
6 Yale UniversityNew Haven, CTPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
7 Harvard UniversityCambridge, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
8 Pomona CollegeClaremont, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
9 United States Military AcademyWest Point, NYPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
10 Amherst CollegeAmherst, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
11 Haverford CollegeHaverford, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
12 University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
13 Brown UniversityProvidence, RIPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
14 Bowdoin CollegeBrunswick, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
15 Wesleyan UniversityMiddletown, CTPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
16 Carleton CollegeNorthfield, MNPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
17 University of Notre DameNotre Dame, INPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
18 Dartmouth CollegeHanover, NHPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
19 Northwestern UniversityEvanston, ILPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
20 Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, NYPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
21 California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
22 Davidson CollegeDavidson, NCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
23 Duke UniversityDurham, NCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
24 University of ChicagoChicago, ILPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
25 Tufts UniversityMedford, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of Forbes Top 25 is $52,032 for State residents and $57,290 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 10.88% and graduation rate is 94.72%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
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Key Facts Comparison Between Forbes Top 25
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Williams College $50,450 15% 96% 6:11,987
2 Stanford University $56,169 5% 95% 5:115,953
3 Swarthmore College $54,456 9% 97% 8:11,437
4 Princeton University $48,502 6% 98% 5:17,853
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $53,450 7% 96% 3:111,254
6 Yale University $57,700 7% 96% 6:112,060
7 Harvard University $54,002 5% 98% 7:130,391
8 Pomona College $54,774 9% 94% 7:11,475
9 United States Military Academy $0 / - 9% 85% 7:14,536
10 Amherst College $60,890 12% 95% 7:11,745
11 Haverford College $59,162 18% 93% 8:11,307
12 University of Pennsylvania $60,042 9% 96% 6:126,552
13 Brown University $60,696 8% 95% 6:19,948
14 Bowdoin College $56,350 9% 95% 9:11,777
15 Wesleyan University $59,686 21% 91% 8:13,053
16 Carleton College $59,352 21% 94% 9:11,940
17 University of Notre Dame $57,699 19% 97% 10:112,809
18 Dartmouth College $60,117 9% 95% 7:16,292
19 Northwestern University $58,701 9% 95% 6:122,603
20 Columbia University in the City of New York $61,671 7% 96% 6:130,135
21 California Institute of Technology $56,862 7% 92% 3:12,240
22 Davidson College $55,175 20% 93% 9:11,983
23 Duke University $57,633 8% 96% 6:116,172
24 University of Chicago $60,552 7% 96% 5:117,834
25 Tufts University $60,862 16% 94% 9:112,219
Average$52,032 / $57,29010.88%94.72%6.72:110,222
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